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Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life

Date Posted: 07/11/2017
Type/Department:Administrator in Student Affairs
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for associate dean of students and director of residence life in the student life division.

The associate dean and director of residence life is a senior leadership position in the division of Student Life with direct responsibility for the oversight for the College's residence life and housing functions, including coordinating staff efforts and unit processes to align with divisional and campus wide priorities, developing residential communities that promote student success, and managing effective office procedures.  The associate dean and director supervises and leads professional staff, several of whom serve in an on-call capacity, administrative support staff, and the student residence life staff.  This position participates in overall management of Student Life division and may be asked to serve as a temporary appointed leader of the division in the absence of the Dean of Students.    The associate dean and director participates in the emergency response “on call” duty rotation and has a role in the adjudication of student conduct, as well.

An advanced degree with a minimum of five years relevant work experience is required. Qualified candidate must have a demonstrated success in higher education program management and leadership, particularly regarding student housing, leadership and management of student housing staff and programs, and standard business practices pertaining to student housing.  Candidates must have an understanding of Student Development Theory and ability to work effectively with a diverse student and campus population; ability to function independently and to complete projects with limited supervision; demonstrated ability to manage ambiguity and collaborative decision making structures; excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills; strong problem-solving skills; and excellent supervisory skills.  Successful candidates should have knowledge of Title IX regulations, practices, and investigation procedures.  Candidates must be comfortable and have experience with presenting and training to groups; demonstrated ability to work with computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite, Information Management (Colleague), and social media applications. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

This full time, benefited position holds a grade 9 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/



Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.